Let me be clear ... I DO NOT want to see the victims of this crime sent to jail -- they need help, and society needs to ensure it is available
While I will freely admit that my blog is 'generally' read by people who are centre-right, I actually do have friends right smack dab in the center of things ... and others who I would consider to be center left. Mondays blog post, "At least those deaths came with the possibility of providing continued life for someone else" was for the most part accepted by all sides of the political
One of my friends however, and this individual is in fact one of my many media acquaintances, did take me to task. One for selectively quoting the article from Kamloops This Week (although I did provide a link to the entire story) ... second that because the pills were stamped Percocet it could be said that Hickson indeed may not have known they were Fentanyl ... and third, I do not believe they were impressed with me calling Hickson a "slimy dick-head of a puke"
Fair enough. I am willing to hear and take the critique, however, I don't necessarily have to agree though. Here is what they had to say to me:
Hi, Alan,The same KTW story you selectively quote says the fentanyl pills found in Hickson's vehicle were stamped to look like Percocet and that B.C. Supreme Court Justice Hope Hyslop said there was no evidence that Hickson knew he was carrying fentanyl.This contradicts your next several paragraphs. How is he a “slimy dick-head of a puke” who knowingly was selling something that could cause near instant death (presumably you’re talking about fentanyl) when there was no evidence he knew it was fentanyl?Not an upstanding citizen, for sure, but c’mon. We’ve got to stick to evidence, don’t we?
"If somebody is committing an illegal act and causes the death of an individual then they are found guilty of manslaughter. Though the person died, there was no intention to cause death. Perhaps, there was only an intention to hurt someone but if a person dies because of that criminal act, the charge is manslaughter.
In Kamloops, I'm Alan Forseth.